Ukraine: May Day March against the Oligarchs

Workers and trade unionists demand decent work and decent pay on 1 May in Kryvyi Rih 1 травня. Кривий Ріг  - 1 May  Kryvyi Rih A pioneering May Day celebration was held in the city of Kryvyi Rih, a major industrial centre of Ukraine.  Organised by the independent trade unions, miners, steel workers and radical … Continue reading Ukraine: May Day March against the Oligarchs

MASS STRIKES AND OCCUPATIONS BY UKRAINIAN MINERS

URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY Ukrainian miners are engaged mass action in the city of Kryvyi Rih with strikes, occupations and a a hunger strike of 400 miners underground in the "Yubileynaya" (Jubilee) mine of EVRAZ Sukha Balka JSC in Kryvyi Rih.   The" ArcelorMittal "workers seized the plant, and the" Evraz Sukha Balka "family of miners blocked … Continue reading MASS STRIKES AND OCCUPATIONS BY UKRAINIAN MINERS

URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FROM UKRAINIAN MINERS OF KRYVYI RIH

The Independent Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) at the EVRAZ Sukha Balka mining company in Kryvyi Rih has issued an urgent appeal for solidarity – their appeal is addressed to MPs in the UK.  Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has campaigned with the miners successfully against the oligarchs of EVRAZ in the past – joined by … Continue reading URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FROM UKRAINIAN MINERS OF KRYVYI RIH

Appeal of the workers of Arselor Mittal, Kryvyi Rih

The workers of the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih have been engaged in a series of struggles with their oligarch employers.   The Joint Stock Company ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is one of the leaders among the largest enterprises of Mining and Steel Complex of Ukraine.  Published below are the demands of the workers collective outlined in … Continue reading Appeal of the workers of Arselor Mittal, Kryvyi Rih

Leading Union Activist Olena Maslova attacked in Kryvyi Rih

In Kryvyi Rih, on Tuesday, 12th January) activist in the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine Olena Maslova was brutally attacked. At 23:10 she returned home from work at the Lenin mine. On the Kosygin street she was attacked from behind – hitting her … Continue reading Leading Union Activist Olena Maslova attacked in Kryvyi Rih

Krivorizhstal’ is silent about the size of job cuts. Workers block the road.

On 11 December 2015 workers from Kryvyi Rih metallurgical plant ArcelorMittal came out to protest. The reason for their dissatisfaction was planned mass job cuts that had been announced by the owners of the Indian company Mittal Steel. The protesters temporarily blocked a nearby road, demanding that the job cut plans be abandoned. The web … Continue reading Krivorizhstal’ is silent about the size of job cuts. Workers block the road.

FORUM IN PARLIAMENT WITH MINERS LEADER HEARS THE REVOLUTION IS NOT OVER

THE UKRAINIAN WORKERS ARE WILLING TO FIGHT The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign held a packed meeting in the House of Commons on 10th March addressed by  Yuriy Samoylov, Chairman of the NGPU  – independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine in Kryvyi Rih.  The meeting was hosted by Labour Party MP's  John McDonnell and Ian Lavery, … Continue reading FORUM IN PARLIAMENT WITH MINERS LEADER HEARS THE REVOLUTION IS NOT OVER

Solidarity scores a victory in miners struggle with EVRAZ

We are pleased to announce a major breakthrough in the struggle of the miners of Kryvyi Rih which has been a beacon of hope in crisis ridden Ukraine.After being ignored for months the miners of the Ukrainian industrial metropolis of Kryvyi Rih have had a breakthrough in their dispute with the corporate giant EVRAZ, securing … Continue reading Solidarity scores a victory in miners struggle with EVRAZ

UKRAINIAN MINERS POINT TO A POWERFUL ALTERNATIVE

Chris Ford  convenor Ukraine Solidarity campaign writes about a forceful campaign by miners in Ukraine and the lessons in provides a country torn by a toxic mixture of rising fascism, external interference and ethnic conflict.After being ignored for months, the miners of the Ukrainian industrial metropolis of Kryvyi Rih have had a breakthrough in their … Continue reading UKRAINIAN MINERS POINT TO A POWERFUL ALTERNATIVE